Lingerie Pattern Cutting
Custom Lingerie Pattern Cutting Classes.
(95-45). Our one to one beginners lingerie pattern cutting classes are custom built to exactly fit your individual needs. Whatever level of experience you have, we can easily accommodate.
Some of our students are complete beginners, while others have done basic pattern cutting, or a fashion course.
Contour Pattern Cutting.
General pattern cutters these days are two a penny. Straight out of fashion school, students have little experience and few skills to offer a potential employer. Specialism is the key to adding value for a potential employer.
Lingerie pattern cutting is a specialist area of pattern cutting that is not too difficult to master once you have the basics, although like everything else, there is always more to learn. The important thing is that there is a demand for it.
To become a skilled tailoring pattern cutter, or couture pattern cutter takes a minimum of ten years. To become a skilled contour and lingerie pattern cutter takes a fraction of the time, but the skills translate into many other sectors.
Learning For Domestic Use.
Some of our students are interested in learning about lingerie pattern cutting for their own domestic use. The skills are relatively easy to learn and the garments can be easy to make with a little practise.
Flat Pattern Cutting.
Most lingerie pattern cutting uses the flat pattern cutting method, where standard blocks are used to create new styles. Shapes can be made by manipulating the flat pattern and creating darts, yokes, and gathers.
Modelling On The Stand.
In order to create patterns by modelling on the stand ( Draping) it is necessary to have a good mannequin that accurately reflects the shape of the human body.
Sometimes a mixture of flat pattern cutting and modelling can be used. The basic shape can be configured on the mannequin, then transferred to paper, with the appropriate seam allowances.
The advantage of learning to be a lingerie pattern cutter as a career is that it is a specialism that is in great demand. Generic pattern cutters are two a penny, but specialist pattern cutters are very sought after.
Even if you aim to be another type of pattern cutter altogether, it is a great skill to add to your other skills. It also teaches you how to create contoured shapes that fit the body.
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